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    Monday Preview - GenCon Nightmare Crew

    Going to have to hard pass on this one. I have to also parrot other posters in not liking the new art aesthetic. Wondering if there is meant to be a tie in with Jet Pack Unicorn?
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    Why gremlins are fun and fun lists can work in tournaments

    A Som'er gunline is nothing to laugh at, especially with his new upgrade. It can be devastating and hilarious, but also tends to crumple quickly if running too hot (read as over emphasis on Dumb Luck Trigger) or the Slop Hauler dies.
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    July 2018 Errata

    I have always thought his support was very good.
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    water effects

    For puddles I would recommend either Woodland Scenics Realistic Water or the Vallejo stuff should be fine (I believe it is a very similar product). Instead of brushing it on use a disposable plastic pipit (though a cocktail straw can work as well). Create a bowled depression with your basing material (flock, sand, or milliput) and then dribble either if these products in. You can slosh them around slightly to spread it but it will tend to settle a bit before drying. Also worth mentioning that these two products can exhibit a capillary action and climb the sides of a feature or bubble if you aren't careful. The puddles will be relatively shallow so you may need to apply a few layers. For the deeper water effects I would recommend purchasing some "deep" bases for what you are planning. Alternatively you can cut some standard bases and use a thin clear plastic to seal the bottom (the old blisters work really well). This way you can include some tide pool do-dads to increase the realism. I would recommend envirotex lite and Woodland Scenics Water Effects applied to the top of it once dried. This will give your water some depth and also movement (the Water Effects is used to create small waves). The enivrotex lite can be poured in thicker layers than any of the other products mentioned but you still want to keep it reasonable (it can also exhibit a capillary action in certain circumstances). The ratios are important but if you get them wrong they can be fixed later. The worst case is the sticky finish, which occurs if you dont mix enough hardener in. To fix this paint some of the Woodland Scenics Realistic Water or the Vallejo product over the top. This will seal it and remove the tackiness without require any additional work. Also don't worry to much if you see bubbles in the beginning (after pouring) that is normal and they should go away as the product is drying. If they don't dissipate after a few minutes then try exhaling across the surface.
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    water effects

    How deep do you want to make the water? This is an important consideration as different products will do different things well. Here are some threads that might also be helpful: Ringsnake's Game Boards and Terrain Something wet and Slimy...those darn water effects Water Effects-The Hobby Room I posted my experiences and assessments of several different products that might be helpful.
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    1st game table. Please help!

    Let me know if you want some advice on building a table similar to the ones I did with floor tiles. I think I might be able to suggest some items that can replicate the tiles you posted for reference.
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    A glimmer of hope?

    Nothing is out of the realm of possibility. Privateer Press is re-releasing Monsterpocalypse after years of neglect so maybe Puppet Wars Unstitched will see the long anticipated expansion that completes the game to what was previously available in the first edition of the game. I really think this game has a lot of promise and life still in it.
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Great looking building. The accent pieces add a lot without being over done.
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    Demo table for 2-player starter

    Here are some pictures of a demo table I just completed. It is 18" by 18" and has a felt bottom to prevent it from moving around. All told it took about 5 hours and cost me around $50.00 (US) to make. If anyone is interested I can put together a "parts" list I attempted to make it look as if the Neverborn group was raiding White Oak Asylum to free a captured brethren and the Guild group is responding. With this in mind, the two holes in the wall were supposed to look as if they were made with some type of explosive (aside from providing two additional options for ingress or egress). It is intended to be more ""themey" than strictly playable, though it will allow me to demonstrate Hard and Soft cover during games as well as severe terrain. A 30mm base fits between everything but the hedge and stone sign just to the left of the stairs leading in. White Oak is a homage to former First Lady Florence Harding Let me know what you think.
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    Our worst models

    Gremlin's always seem to be complained about despite results. Players tend to only remember when everything went right, and never the many times a Gremlin crew fell part.
  11. The hiring pools have been out of hand for a long while and I would say they are the largest issue. It is impossible to play test this many models even if you limit testers to specific factions. The transition from M1.5 to M2e was problematic for several reasons but the model counts didn't help. Hopefully, Wyrd has learned somethings from the last edition release. I would hate to see the company have to repeat its past mistakes or have to rebuild communities again.
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    Wyrdscapes

    Can us Wyrdo's get an update on this product? Looking forward to them just wondering how to fit them in the budget.
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    Pantoporos Aporos' Puppet Wars bling thread

    I have to agree that is some very nice work. The mag bases are a nice touch also.
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Those scatter pieces are a good start. I might suggest you play with the paints rather than just going "murky brown". When I did mine I used a couple different paints (greens, yellows, and browns over a black primer) and stippled them over one another to create the illusion of depth in my shallow resin pools. I can post some pictures later if you want, but I think it really makes the water features believable. In regards to base materials for your future table I would suggest perhaps using smaller floor tiles instead of one large wood piece. When I had my old 3' by 3' tables they were a pain to transport and store. They were always in the way and also quickly staled because they couldn't easily be altered (assuming you are including fixed terrain features). This is why I switched to smaller tiles or roll up mats (they aren't difficult to make yourself if you want a natural look). Vinyl floor tiles work really well and are fairly light but can curl if you plan on using lots of glue without a thicker insulation foam (1 inch works really well) on top. You can go with 12" by 12" or 18" by 18". The demo board I created uses a single 18" by 18" vinyl floor tile with 1" pink insulation foam on top. There is plenty of room to dig features into and it is sturdy enough to travel. Smaller tiles just increase the portability and modularity (increasing replayability) of the table. If you want I can show you a larger city board I did a while ago, though that is when I figured out you had to use 1" foam over the top to prevent curling of the corners if you were gluing down substrate (still looks good though).
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    Help versus Ressurectionists

    If Terrifying is causing the most issues...well the faction has a great piece to deal with that and a crew build that can feed it. The Pigapult has a very high WP (read as not likely to fail one) and can be devastating if consistently fed with ammunition, cards, and healing, especially against slower crews. Take a look at Som'er Teeth Jones with the Encouragement Upgrade and Liquid Bravery. These will assist in ramping up the Pigapult and also aid the rest of the crew with those Terrifying checks. Be sure to add Lenny with his specific upgrade to insure a constant supply of Piglets (I prefer them to Stuffed Piglets for ammo) and a Slop Hauler to keep the Pigapult running at maximum efficiency. Might also be worth considering the old Suicide Gremlin tactic. Give Som'er the Show Off upgrade as well and you can set up a damaging situation that sacrifices those heavily wounded Gremlins so they don't drop Corpse Markers. Stuffed Piglets can do the same thing on their own and if summoned from a corpse counter are the best option for Corpse marker removal the faction has.
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    Help versus Ressurectionists

    Unfortunately Ressers tend to pose some difficult challenges for the faction. Some things that they could try: An elite Gremlin Crew Build Include a pair of Gremlin Taxidermists Neither of these is a great option but the former will reduce the number of corpse counters the Gremlin player produces while the latter will at least offer a method for the Gremlin player to utilize the corpse counters for themselves. A Pig build might also be worth considering. It wont provide a way to remove the corpse counters but Eat Your Fill might allow the large pigs to fight longer before dying. (I really miss the old 1st edition days when Pigs could eat Corpse Counters with an Action called Eat Anything)
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    Smugglers: even worse?

    Not everyone plays the Gaining Grounds Strats and Schemes. Also, while situational models might be worth considering in specific circumstances you generally get much more mileage out of utility models than you do with niche. Good players know this and build their lists around a core of top performers. This is why Frank and Bert are so common in play (though I consider myself a fairly skilled player and have rarely played Frank or Bert). Smugglers just don't fit well into a faction that is built around Gremlin and Pig synergy. There is a lot of competition for those 6 SS.
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    Smugglers: even worse?

    I don't think of the Smugglers as real Gremlin models. Just another model in the faction that was really intended to work outside of it. I almost miss the days we were in the outcast faction and stuff like this made sense.
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    First games played, have some questions...

    Just to be clear in Puppet Wars Lucius is a Sidekick not a Master unless they updated that in Unstitched (but I don't think they did).
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    First games played, have some questions...

    It really is a great game. As for Malifaux...well the Puppets are considered legal proxies so you might just have a few crews in hand once you get you mitts on the Pawn Boosters. At the least you will have a decent Seamus and Lady Justice Crew with some extra. Just need to get the stat cards as you will already have two fate decks.
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    First games played, have some questions...

    Your observation about Pokey Vik is understandable with the base game. House ruling her animation bonus to apply to all puppets might be a bit over powered though. I might suggest something more along the lines of removing a required suit and increasing the Puppets animation cost by 2 as more appropriate. At any rate try your idea first and see if it works.
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    The future of Wyrd's metal base inserts

    My LGS still has quite a few of the old metal base inserts. Shipping across the pond might be prohibitive if that is all you are looking to get. PM me if you want their contact info.
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    Teddy bear puppet?

    Keep in mind I posted the Teddy cards for the original version of the game and not the Unstitched Reboot. The animation cost may well have changed between versions though I don't believe it did (likely just a cuts and paste error as mentioned above). There is an additional wrinkle with many of the models not produced in plastic for Unstitched. More than a few aborted play test attempts over the years resulted in several different versions of the same puppets circulating in the wild. I don't think the animation costs that are on the original puppet teddy's is too low for Unstitched but will defer to those who play that version more often than I do.
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    Wild Boars - convince me?

    With the price drop they are a bit more viable. Still not really a fan as they suffer a bit from a conflicted design of From the Shadows and Out of Activation bonuses (if you use the former the latter is delayed until the Master can reach them). I tend to think a mid-field deployment is more advantageous than a deeper one as it provides more options and can offer some protection before they are committed.
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